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Michigan Woman Faces 93 Days in Jail for Planting a Vegetable Garden

http://www.treehugger.com

It just doesn't get more ridiculous than this. Julie Bass of Oak Park, Michigan -- a mother of 6, law-abiding citizen, and gardener -- is facing 93 days in jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. Her crime? Planting a vegetable garden in the front yard.

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Woman in Oak Park Mi Faces Misdemeanor Charge for Vegetable Garden

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com

"That's not what we want to see in a front yard," said Oak Park City Planner Kevin Rulkowski.

Why? The city is pointing to a code that says a front yard has to have suitable, live, plant material. The big question is what's "suitable?"

"If you look at the definition of what suitable is in Webster's dictionary, it will say common. So, if you look around and you look in any other community, what's common to a front yard is a nice, grass yard with beautiful trees and bushes and flowers," the city bureaucrat said.

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Bill drafted to force ISPs to record all customer activity no warrants

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

There's a bill in the Canadian parliament now to mandate that all ISPs spy on their users connections, and supply the information to the government on demand without a warrant.

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AP IMPACT: US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

http://www.wtop.com

Nuclear power plant not up to standards? No problem, we'll just lower the standards.

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Kids Lemonade Stand At U.S. Open Fined $500 And Shut Down

http://www.wusa9.com

You can make a fortune selling parking spots outside the US Open, but don't even dream of setting up a lemonade stand. A county inspector ordered the Marriott and Augustine kids to shut down the stand they set up on Persimmon Tree Rd, right next to Congressional. And after they allegedly ignored a couple of warnings, the inspector fined their parents $500.

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Bill criminalizes lip synching on You Tube

http://www.foxcharlotte.com

We've all seen cute kids lip-syncing their favorite songs on YouTube. A new bill could make that illegal.

"I don't think you should go after little 8 year olds that are crying and singing Justin Bieber because it's their favorite person in the world," said YouTube Lip-syncer Cubby Squires.

U.S. Senate bill 978 would toughen copyright laws and make it illegal to upload lip-synced videos.

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Need a Light Bulb? Uncle Sam Gets to Choose

http://www.bloomberg.com

If you want to know why so many Americans feel alienated from their government, you need only go to Target and check out the light bulb aisle. Instead of the cheap commodities of yesteryear, you’ll find what looks like evidence of a flourishing, technology-driven economy.

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Man fined for not having license to help with tornado cleanup.

http://www.hastingsstargazette.com

Good Samaritan fined for helping after a tornado for not having a license.

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Sharing Netflix password may soon be a crime in TN

http://www.tennessean.com

State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login even with permission to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.

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The Feds Came For It And Texas Gave It

http://www.texasnationalist.com

The Texas Legislature bows to a Federal Government threat to shut down air travel if Texas criminalizes the touching of peoples genitals by TSA workers at airports.

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